This week we caught up with Danio of Husky Loops for a little Q&A about his influences and the story behind the new single "Fading Out" ahead of the release of 'EP2' this Friday.
Hey guys, so how did you come together, how long have you been going?
We met in Bologna and then again in London. We actually started this project 2 and half years ago. Time flies… it’s October! Can you believe it?
Are you very collaborative in your song-writing process ... do you share the same influences generally?
The creative process is NEVER the same, so I can’t really answer that… We do write together of course, “Tempo” was written by all of us. And influences-wise, not at all! We all listen to very different things, which feels like a good thing…
Is there a story behind the new single?
"Fading Out" was written when I was moving out of my old flat, I lived there with my ex girlfriend, we broke up so I had to leave. At the time I was reading all these articles about immigration too, I found it interesting to mix the two things together. It’s confusing, but it will make people think or interpret the song in their own way.
Is there anyone in particular you would say are so influential that if they didn't exist you wouldn't be doing what you are now?
Yes, Brian Wilson. He made me want to become a producer and a better writer, and his music is very close to my heart. I feel good when I listen to his music, all the time. He saved my life. I started Husky Loops with the guys having him in mind as main reference, his art pushed me to become a better man.
Sometimes inspiration can be found in the strangest of places ... anything outside of music that really gets your creative juices flowing?
David Rudnick, Federico Fellini, Monet, Degas, Canada (the production team, not the place). Love. Relationships. Family. Staring at people on the tube. Sex. Skipping songs really fast (that’s music thought right).
Are your songs sometimes autobiographical or social comment - do you have a general message you would like people to hear?
There is no message behind my songs or behind our music, it’s totally up for interpretation. Yes I would say my songs are most of the time autobiographical, I can’t write about something that I don’t know really well. It would feel fake. To me writing songs is like taking photographs, I tried to be a “story teller” but it felt harder than doing what I do and I want songs to come out naturally.
What first turned you on to music in a big way?
A Jerry Lee Lewis record I heard when I was 8. I couldn’t believe it, it felt amazing. Then it was clear that listening to music was the best thing ever.
Is there a band /artist at the moment really inspiring musically, or that you think will go far this year / would like to see more of?
ALL OF OUR FRIENDS ( political correctness mode ON ) Count Counsellor, MEI, Pleasure Complex, Estrons, YAK, LVNA, Them Blends, big shout out to Tiny Factory and Goth Boss Britt. We love you, WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH WE LOVE YOU DO YOU UNDERSTAND? DO YOU UNDERSTAND?
If you had to describe each band member in just three words, what would they be?
Annoying, annoying, very annoying.
The guys are off on tour throughout October and November, we highly recommend catching them at one of the below dates!
10th – Doncaster Dome (Placebo)
11th – Blackpool Empress Ballroom (Placebo)
12th – Nottingham Bodega (with Superfood)
13th – Reading Rivermead (Placebo)
14th – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena (Placebo)
16th – Portsmouth Guildhall (Placebo)
17th – Swindon Oasis (Placebo)
20th – Plymouth Pavilions (Placebo)
21st – Wolverhampton Civic hall (Placebo)
23rd – Brixton Academy (Placebo)
24th – Brixton Academy (Placebo)
26th – Manchester Star & Garter (with Tigercub)
27th – Norwich Waterfront (with Tigercub)
8th – Glasgow Garage Bar (attic)
9th – Leeds Brudenell Games Room
10th – Middlesborough Westgarth
11th - Newcastle Think Tank
12th – Liverpool Studio 2
14th – Birmingham Sunflower Lounge
15th – Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
16th – Bristol Crofters
17th – Lexington, London
18th – Southampton Joiners
25th - Luton The Edge